Therapists in Dunmore, AB

Photo of Martin Gendron, Registered Social Worker in Dunmore, AB
Martin Gendron
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Dunmore, AB T1B
I provide an alternative wellness option that offers a safe and non-judgmental space with one-on-one equine facilitated wellness sessions uniquely designed for your goals, needs, and desires. My wellness practice is sometime called equine assisted learning, equine facilitated learning, coaching with horses or even equine therapy; but regardless of the name, my practice is centred on evidence and experiential activities to help clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum, addiction, aggression, low self-confidence, indigenous healing, and life transitions.
I provide an alternative wellness option that offers a safe and non-judgmental space with one-on-one equine facilitated wellness sessions uniquely designed for your goals, needs, and desires. My wellness practice is sometime called equine assisted learning, equine facilitated learning, coaching with horses or even equine therapy; but regardless of the name, my practice is centred on evidence and experiential activities to help clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum, addiction, aggression, low self-confidence, indigenous healing, and life transitions.
(825) 255-5456 View (825) 255-5456
Photo of Erika Miller, Psychologist in Dunmore, AB
Erika Miller
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dunmore, AB T1B
Erika Miller is a Registered Psychologist in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Erika is dedicated to helping people improve their lives. Getting help can be challenging. Erika works with a variety of individuals including children, adolescents, and adults who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, stress and self-care, low self-esteem, grief, work/life balance, loneliness and relationship difficulties. Appointments may be scheduled online at : empsychology.janeapp.com
Erika Miller is a Registered Psychologist in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Erika is dedicated to helping people improve their lives. Getting help can be challenging. Erika works with a variety of individuals including children, adolescents, and adults who may be experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, stress and self-care, low self-esteem, grief, work/life balance, loneliness and relationship difficulties. Appointments may be scheduled online at : empsychology.janeapp.com
(587) 207-5098 View (587) 207-5098

Online Therapists

Photo of Amy Hall, Registered Social Worker in Dunmore, AB
Amy Hall
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Taber, AB T1G
Providing a space where you can put down whatever it is that you are holding. Maybe you are feeling tired, overwhelmed, stuck, or unsure. Maybe you're feeling ready to explore a path to healing. The journey of counselling is as unique as each individual accessing it. The goal of all services offered is an opportunity to heal, to face difficulties and to forge a path forward into wellness. I have the privilege of providing a space and tools that will allow you to freely explore what this path looks like for you. You are welcome, and deserving of the opportunity to feel better and I am looking forward to meeting you.
Providing a space where you can put down whatever it is that you are holding. Maybe you are feeling tired, overwhelmed, stuck, or unsure. Maybe you're feeling ready to explore a path to healing. The journey of counselling is as unique as each individual accessing it. The goal of all services offered is an opportunity to heal, to face difficulties and to forge a path forward into wellness. I have the privilege of providing a space and tools that will allow you to freely explore what this path looks like for you. You are welcome, and deserving of the opportunity to feel better and I am looking forward to meeting you.
(825) 501-0206 View (825) 501-0206
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Jenna Ibach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you feeling disconnected, unheard and alone in your relationship? I help people to feel calm, centered, and empowered and help couples to feel connected, communicate and learn to have fun again. I believe in using practical and personalized strategies that are right for you.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you feeling disconnected, unheard and alone in your relationship? I help people to feel calm, centered, and empowered and help couples to feel connected, communicate and learn to have fun again. I believe in using practical and personalized strategies that are right for you.
(587) 605-4131 View (587) 605-4131
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Bryce Lechelt
Marriage & Family Therapist, BTh, MAMFT
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R
Therapy is a support, and we all have other various supports in our lives. At times we face challenges where we want help, whether it’s rock climbing, building a home, raising children, or thinking about life changing decisions. We’ve perhaps watched someone build a house by themselves on YouTube, but even when they do it by themselves, they use all kinds of buttresses and structures to support things while they get the home to the point where it holds itself together without those supports. Therapists work themselves out of a job because we want to see people grow and succeed, gaining the tools and confidence to thrive in life.
Therapy is a support, and we all have other various supports in our lives. At times we face challenges where we want help, whether it’s rock climbing, building a home, raising children, or thinking about life changing decisions. We’ve perhaps watched someone build a house by themselves on YouTube, but even when they do it by themselves, they use all kinds of buttresses and structures to support things while they get the home to the point where it holds itself together without those supports. Therapists work themselves out of a job because we want to see people grow and succeed, gaining the tools and confidence to thrive in life.
(587) 705-4742 View (587) 705-4742
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Lisa Fischer-Summers
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1B
Couples Counselling Offered, 1 to 1 counselling offered. Finding a genuine connection in this world is a wonderful thing. However, when you are not able to see “eye to eye” with the person you love the most, this feeling can be overwhelming and exhausting. Learning tools on how to communicate and reconnect with others, is something I can help you with. Collboratively, we can decide on the best approach to get you to your therapeutic goals.
Couples Counselling Offered, 1 to 1 counselling offered. Finding a genuine connection in this world is a wonderful thing. However, when you are not able to see “eye to eye” with the person you love the most, this feeling can be overwhelming and exhausting. Learning tools on how to communicate and reconnect with others, is something I can help you with. Collboratively, we can decide on the best approach to get you to your therapeutic goals.
(587) 844-2517 View (587) 844-2517
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Kim Alyson Friesen
Psychologist, MEd R
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Hello! My name is Kim Friesen and I have been a Registered Psychologist in Medicine Hat for 10 years. I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a Mom. Sharing your lived experience with someone takes a tremendous amount of courage and your therapeutic journey should be grounded in trust, allowance, and unconditional acceptance.
Hello! My name is Kim Friesen and I have been a Registered Psychologist in Medicine Hat for 10 years. I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a Mom. Sharing your lived experience with someone takes a tremendous amount of courage and your therapeutic journey should be grounded in trust, allowance, and unconditional acceptance.
(587) 414-6166 View (587) 414-6166
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Russ Webb
Counsellor, BA, MA, CT, RPC, MPCC
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1B
*Offering online telehealth counselling* Life has its struggles and with all of the uncertainty in the world right now, it is imperative that you get the support and approach that can make a difference in your life. Many times we can end up using coping mechanisms that make matters worse rather than better. If you have noticed drinking more, increased irritability, increased negative thinking patterns, or lack of tolerance for your kids, I would be honoured to work with you to get you to a more positive and meaningful place in your life.
*Offering online telehealth counselling* Life has its struggles and with all of the uncertainty in the world right now, it is imperative that you get the support and approach that can make a difference in your life. Many times we can end up using coping mechanisms that make matters worse rather than better. If you have noticed drinking more, increased irritability, increased negative thinking patterns, or lack of tolerance for your kids, I would be honoured to work with you to get you to a more positive and meaningful place in your life.
(587) 604-6407 View (587) 604-6407
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Samantha Stewart
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
My name is Samantha Stewart, and I am a Registered Social Worker with a master’s degree in Social Work (Clinical Specialization). I have been working in the social work field with children, youth, adults, and families for the past five years. I value building strong and authentic therapeutic relationships, and I aim to create an inclusive and non-judgmental space where clients feel seen and heard. I embrace a non-pathologizing and holistic approach to therapy.
My name is Samantha Stewart, and I am a Registered Social Worker with a master’s degree in Social Work (Clinical Specialization). I have been working in the social work field with children, youth, adults, and families for the past five years. I value building strong and authentic therapeutic relationships, and I aim to create an inclusive and non-judgmental space where clients feel seen and heard. I embrace a non-pathologizing and holistic approach to therapy.
(587) 851-5687 View (587) 851-5687
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Chris Shorrock
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
I have specialized training and experience to help people struggling with addictions, mood disorders, phase of life issues, grief, anger, trauma... and the combinations therein. Some goals are to feel better, to have better relationships, to protect yourself with healthy boundaries, to find or keep sobriety... but really the most important goals are the ones that you select for our work together.
I have specialized training and experience to help people struggling with addictions, mood disorders, phase of life issues, grief, anger, trauma... and the combinations therein. Some goals are to feel better, to have better relationships, to protect yourself with healthy boundaries, to find or keep sobriety... but really the most important goals are the ones that you select for our work together.
(403) 778-0529 View (403) 778-0529
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Joanne Gobeil
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drumheller, AB T0J
Offering Individual & Couples Counselling. You keep your guard up because you’ve been hurt in the past and it affects your ability to maintain relationships. You experience fear about your future and you feel hopeless about your ability to achieve your life goals. You often find yourself thinking “What’s the point anyway?” You’ve noticed a change in your sleep, energy levels, and daily functioning, which has made it difficult to get out of bed in the morning with a positive outlook. If you’re ready to move forward and implement positive changes in your life, you’ve landed right where you need to be.
Offering Individual & Couples Counselling. You keep your guard up because you’ve been hurt in the past and it affects your ability to maintain relationships. You experience fear about your future and you feel hopeless about your ability to achieve your life goals. You often find yourself thinking “What’s the point anyway?” You’ve noticed a change in your sleep, energy levels, and daily functioning, which has made it difficult to get out of bed in the morning with a positive outlook. If you’re ready to move forward and implement positive changes in your life, you’ve landed right where you need to be.
(587) 742-0327 View (587) 742-0327
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Melissa Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Hi there, do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious or even just exhausted, carrying the trauma, grief, or heaviness of the past? Perhaps your teen or youth is struggling with peers or school and you are not quite sure how to help? Or maybe, you are adjusting to the many transitions life brings us and feeling stuck and stressed. I work to support you in building a life that brings joy, happiness and peace. My therapeutic approach begins with building connections, living authentically and empowering others to achieve personal growth and wellness.
Hi there, do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious or even just exhausted, carrying the trauma, grief, or heaviness of the past? Perhaps your teen or youth is struggling with peers or school and you are not quite sure how to help? Or maybe, you are adjusting to the many transitions life brings us and feeling stuck and stressed. I work to support you in building a life that brings joy, happiness and peace. My therapeutic approach begins with building connections, living authentically and empowering others to achieve personal growth and wellness.
(587) 815-0679 View (587) 815-0679
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Sasha Mourits
Psychologist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
Lethbridge, AB T1K
Currently accepting new clients! I am a Registered Psychologist with 12+ years of counselling experience. Utilizing a trauma, somatic and attachment informed lense and person-centered approach, I work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to help you find your way to feeling at home in your body and environment. I include a variety of different approaches, which include EMDR, IFS, somatic attachment and strength-based techniques. Located away from the hustle and bustle of the city in a quiet home-based practice; providing you some extra privacy and solitude to heal.
Currently accepting new clients! I am a Registered Psychologist with 12+ years of counselling experience. Utilizing a trauma, somatic and attachment informed lense and person-centered approach, I work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to help you find your way to feeling at home in your body and environment. I include a variety of different approaches, which include EMDR, IFS, somatic attachment and strength-based techniques. Located away from the hustle and bustle of the city in a quiet home-based practice; providing you some extra privacy and solitude to heal.
(825) 254-7966 View (825) 254-7966
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Sky Bender
Counsellor, CCC, MACP, BHSc, ACD
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
I primarily work with adults and teens who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, and issues relating to gender and sexuality. Creating an affirming and secure space for all is of the upmost importance to me. Everyone deserves to be seen and heard as their authentic selves, for this is where I believe the bulk of healing happens. In addition to being a Canadian Certified Counsellor, I am currently working towards attaining my Registered Provisional Psychologist status.
I primarily work with adults and teens who are struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, ADHD, and issues relating to gender and sexuality. Creating an affirming and secure space for all is of the upmost importance to me. Everyone deserves to be seen and heard as their authentic selves, for this is where I believe the bulk of healing happens. In addition to being a Canadian Certified Counsellor, I am currently working towards attaining my Registered Provisional Psychologist status.
(587) 850-0693 View (587) 850-0693
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Crosswaters Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1B
Rhonda has over 25 years of experience working in the social work field. She is the owner of Crosswaters Counselling Services and holds dual registry in both Alberta and Saskatchewan and is now accepting new clients. Rhonda uses a variety of different therapy processes in order to meet her clients individual needs. Rhonda has the ability to connect with adults, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. This allows her to bring a non-bias approach that centers on her clients and what they need to help them be successful in their therapeutic journey.
Rhonda has over 25 years of experience working in the social work field. She is the owner of Crosswaters Counselling Services and holds dual registry in both Alberta and Saskatchewan and is now accepting new clients. Rhonda uses a variety of different therapy processes in order to meet her clients individual needs. Rhonda has the ability to connect with adults, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. This allows her to bring a non-bias approach that centers on her clients and what they need to help them be successful in their therapeutic journey.
(587) 806-5771 View (587) 806-5771
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Jeremy Clark Alcorn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Are you feeling like there are patterns in your life that hold you back? Have you been working hard to find the happiness that you always dreamed of, and it doesn't seem to matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to get there? Perhaps, you have broken free of unhealthy environments or unhealthy experiences, yet you still have an emptiness you can't seem to fill. Or you experience depression, anxiety, PTSD or other diagnosable mental health concerns. Creating your happiness is possible. Sometimes it just takes a person with some professional distance from your situation and therapeutic skill to help you find your way forward.
Are you feeling like there are patterns in your life that hold you back? Have you been working hard to find the happiness that you always dreamed of, and it doesn't seem to matter how hard you try, you just can't seem to get there? Perhaps, you have broken free of unhealthy environments or unhealthy experiences, yet you still have an emptiness you can't seem to fill. Or you experience depression, anxiety, PTSD or other diagnosable mental health concerns. Creating your happiness is possible. Sometimes it just takes a person with some professional distance from your situation and therapeutic skill to help you find your way forward.
(587) 801-7068 View (587) 801-7068
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Roxanne Jackson
MC
Verified Verified
Brooks, AB T1R
Many of us will have times in our lives where we are overwhelmed by our experiences and feel stuck. We may have difficulty understanding ourselves (and others), putting our experiences in perspective, and finding our way forward. During times like this it is valuable to have someone to talk to about those experiences, a safe place to sort through the many thoughts and emotions, a place where we feel accepted and understood, and can clarify for ourselves the way forward.
Many of us will have times in our lives where we are overwhelmed by our experiences and feel stuck. We may have difficulty understanding ourselves (and others), putting our experiences in perspective, and finding our way forward. During times like this it is valuable to have someone to talk to about those experiences, a safe place to sort through the many thoughts and emotions, a place where we feel accepted and understood, and can clarify for ourselves the way forward.
(587) 804-4456 View (587) 804-4456
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Nadine Braun Psychology Inc
Psychologist, BA, BEd, MA
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Is Depression preventing you from doing the things that you love? Is Anxiety causing you feelings of overwhelming worry? Have you suffered loss or trauma? Have you been the target of workplace bullying or a workplace injury? Do you suffer with chronic pain? Do you have concerns about your marriage and wish for better communication and problem solving? Is your teen struggling with navigating the challenges of school, friendships, anxiety, or depression?
Is Depression preventing you from doing the things that you love? Is Anxiety causing you feelings of overwhelming worry? Have you suffered loss or trauma? Have you been the target of workplace bullying or a workplace injury? Do you suffer with chronic pain? Do you have concerns about your marriage and wish for better communication and problem solving? Is your teen struggling with navigating the challenges of school, friendships, anxiety, or depression?
(587) 741-0570 View (587) 741-0570
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Allison Helm
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
I am a counsellor at MindScape Psychology in Medicine Hat, AB. I work with clients who want to feel more capable and confident in the face of difficult times and personal challenges, whether it be stress, anxiety, trauma, or grief. I aim to help clients build and maintain meaningful and healthy relationships, cultivate self-compassion, and support them with life transitions and new directions. Above all, I strive to provide a sacred and safe space for clients to be unconditionally and empathically heard and supported.
I am a counsellor at MindScape Psychology in Medicine Hat, AB. I work with clients who want to feel more capable and confident in the face of difficult times and personal challenges, whether it be stress, anxiety, trauma, or grief. I aim to help clients build and maintain meaningful and healthy relationships, cultivate self-compassion, and support them with life transitions and new directions. Above all, I strive to provide a sacred and safe space for clients to be unconditionally and empathically heard and supported.
(587) 858-3256 View (587) 858-3256
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Deena West Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Medicine Hat, AB T1A
Are you looking to speak with someone about your current struggles? Want someone who is caring, compassionate, and non-judgemental, maybe even someone who will challenge you to meet your goals in counselling and to think about things with a different perspective? Perhaps someone to help guide you out of the pain you are experiencing? I believe counselling is a collaborative relationship, it's about creating change, and it's about self-exploration. I also believe the counselling relationship is meant to honour you, guide you, and empower you. It is important to find a counsellor that "fits" with you!
Are you looking to speak with someone about your current struggles? Want someone who is caring, compassionate, and non-judgemental, maybe even someone who will challenge you to meet your goals in counselling and to think about things with a different perspective? Perhaps someone to help guide you out of the pain you are experiencing? I believe counselling is a collaborative relationship, it's about creating change, and it's about self-exploration. I also believe the counselling relationship is meant to honour you, guide you, and empower you. It is important to find a counsellor that "fits" with you!
(587) 801-4792 View (587) 801-4792

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Number of Counsellors in Dunmore, AB

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Counsellors in Dunmore, AB who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Education and Learning Disabilities
100% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Alberta Blue Cross
50% SunLife
50% Manulife

How Counsellors in Dunmore, AB see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dunmore?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.